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Library Research Exercise: History of the English Language

Name______________________Due:________________

Use the research guide to access appropriate tools and resources.

1. Explore electronic books. Find an electronic book of interest to you,  relating to this class, and read a chapter or at least several pages. Provide the title, URL and a brief summary of what you read.

Title:                                                    URL:

Brief Summary:

 

 

 

 

2. Explore the online and print encyclopedias listed in your research guide. Find and read a relevant article of interest in one of the print encyclopedias and provide a brief summary.

Title of encyclopedia:                                            Article Title:

Summary: 

 

 

 

 

3. Use the Oxford English Dictionary on the Web, or in print. Find two words in use today that are at least 300 years old. Attach a copy of page documenting the history of the word.

 

4. Use MLA Bibliography article database to find an article reference to a scholarly journal article on a linguistic topic. Attach a copy of the citation. Does Stewart Library subscribe to this journal? ________If yes, check our catalog and supply the call number_________.

 

5. Use MLA Bibliography to find an article reference to a scholarly journal article on the history of the English language, or on an old or middle English literary topic.  Attach a copy of the citation. Does Stewart Library subscribe to this journal? ________If yes, check our catalog and supply the call number_________.

 

6. Use another article database, not MLA, to find an article of interest. Print and attach the citation. List the name of database used:______________________.

 

7. Browse the current journals listed on the research guide. Find and read a scholarly journal article on linguistics or on the history of the English language. Provide the complete citation. 

Citation:

 

 

8. Optional: If you have no experience using Interlibrary loan (ILL) this is a good way to learn. If you have good experience using ILL and don't need any offsite materials you do not have to complete this question : Use the list of works cited, notes or the bibliography from the above article (found for question 7) to find another article of interest. order this article by Interlibrary loan using the Web ILL form. Attach a copy of the ILL confirmation form.

Please do not order anything you do not really want.

 

9. Explore the Web resources listed on the research guide. Select one of the sites listed, or another relevant site and provide a description and evaluation of the site. Why is it useful? What makes it a good site? What are its limitations?

Brief evaluation:

 

 

 

 

10. Browse the General Collection books on these topics, or use the online catalog to find and browse relevant books on these topics. Find something of  interest.

Title:                                                 Author:                                            Call number:

What was it that interested you about this book?

 

 

 

 

Updated December 29, 2008 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen
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